Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Online Dating Advice for Men


Although I have dated many different men over the past five years as a downtown girl-about-town in NYC, I have yet to venture into online dating.  I've met men at bars, through friends, at work, and at random city locations (from Whole Foods to Crunch Gym), but never from posting an internet profile.  Many of my girlfriends have joined the online dating world and have more than their share of stories to share with our fellow single ladies and advice to give to the men in the virtual world.  So dudes, listen up to my sassy Guest Blogger, Marisa:

-When you message me, don’t just say "hi you're pretty".  I know that already, got anything else?

-If you're not answering the drug question I'm assuming you do drugs on the regular, and as Alanis says "I'm not the doctor".

-Please don't ask for my number after the very first message, you creepy Long Island serial killer.  I don’t want my body to end up on the beach.

-When you do ask for my number, at the right time, don’t text me.  I don’t need a virtual boyfriend.

-Don't send me a four page journal entry about your deepest darkest secrets.  You're creepy, go away.

-Ok, so I sent you a message first, big deal.  I know your manly ego tells you it’s wrong for a woman to approach you.  You're intimidated by the fact that I have big enough balls myself to write to you.  But, instead of not writing back, even though you really want to, just do it.  You'll grow a pair of balls one day.  I hope.

-Listen, if I send you a message and you're not interested you don't have to write back, I get it.  But PLEASE, don't continuously look at my profile every day unless you're planning on writing me back sometime before I'm dead.

-Please don't join this dating website if you're not actually interested in a relationship.  You're wasting my time.

What advice to you have for the men of the online dating world? xo

34 comments:

  1. Boys need to post current pics of themselves. And not photos taken in front of the bathroom mirror with their smart phones...while flexing. Talk about a turn-off.

    At least the boys down South are continually guilty about said photos!

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  2. I literally just fell off my chair laughing at that... I was hearing Marisa's voice in my head as I was reading it. Love it.

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  3. how about
    "if i agree to meet you, can you agree to keep the kissing/touching/hugging stuff for when i actually know you?"
    "let me know in advance you want a sugar mama and not do the clueless thing at a restuarant whent he check comes"
    and my favorite
    "keep your lips and hands to yourself on the very first date!"

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  4. "Please don't join this dating website if you're not actually interested in a relationship. You're wasting my time." It's a dating site, not a relationship site!

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  5. Dont lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! saying you like my favorite chick flick just to get me to go out with you is not my idea of a good time! or saying you work in construction when you really work at home depot.. keep things in prospective.. would u like it if i said i was in adult films and that translated to me watching Casablanca with my grandmother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Agree with each and every one! And Mo Diva's addition too!

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  7. Based on a message I just got from a dating site, had to come back and add: Don't try to pretend like you're too cool for online dating and are just "checking it out." As Zac Efron would say, "we're all in this together." Be open to new experiences and don't throw that caveat in there because now I just feel bad about myself being on the site!

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  10. nice article, well complements on Marissa what a way to write on the profile info.. thats so cool two thumbs up

    Online Dating

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  11. Appreciating this persistence you place in to the website and detailed advice you present. It’s awesome to arrive upon a website once in a time that’s not the same out of date re-written information. Excellent article! We have saved your blog and I am adding your Feed to my Msn account.

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  12. Always try to be mysterious. This gives them a curious mind which makes them stay. Isn't it a great idea for all who want to date online?

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  14. I have read these all advices and information that you have posted for men, these will be very useful for them ton learn more about the dating and relationship.

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  15. You have just set good expectations and guidelines for men who want to chat and date with you. Online dating can be very stressful at times but can be interesting and fun as well.

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  16. I value your important and informative point of view here. You have written this article so nice and informative. Thanks for sharing your time and effort.

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  17. Staying mysterious can be a very good move but staying being one is bad. It is a good idea to be an interesting one but it is more important to show honesty at all times.

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  18. Too good profile pics mean:
    1. the guy is a serial killer
    2. the guy is a pimp
    3. it is not his photo
    4. his photo + awful character and dark secrets

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  19. Online dating have become a pretty good way of conversing and getting dates. You just need to be extra careful when you want to meet up.

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